Olle Lindquist

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In the present study further characterization of the amplified sequence of the citrate synthase gene of the spotted fever group Rickettsia isolated from Ixodes ricinus ticks in Sweden showed that it has 100% homology with the deposited sequence of the citrate synthase gene of Rickettsia helvetica. The restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) pattern(More)
BACKGROUND Rickettsia helvetica is the only non-imported rickettsia found in Scandinavia. It was first detected in Ixodes ricinus ticks, but has never been linked to human disease. We studied two young Swedish men who died of sudden cardiac failure during exercise, and who showed signs of perimyocarditis similar to those described in rickettsial disease. (More)
Sweden is an area potentially endemic for spotted fever rickettsioses. Rickettsia helvetica has been isolated from its tick vector Ixodes ricinus, and in a handful of cases linked to human disease. This study demonstrates for the first time in Sweden the transmission of rickettsial infection after a tick bite and the attack rate in an endemic area. We(More)
Chlamydia pneumoniae has previously been demonstrated in the atherosclerotic lesions of various arteries, including the coronary arteries, and has been proposed to play a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. A prospective study of the incidence of C. pneumoniae in the sclerotic valves of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement because of aortic(More)
A spotted fever group rickettsia isolated from the common tick, Ixodes ricinus, was genetically characterized by PCR and genomic sequencing. This study was performed with nymphal and adult ticks collected in southern and central Sweden. I. ricinus is the only North European tick species of medical importance which is regularly collected from humans. No(More)
Medicolegally investigated deaths among 34 male users of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are described. Nine persons were victims of homicide, 11 had committed suicide, 12 deaths were judged as accidental and 2 as indeterminate. In two cases of accidental poisoning, the levels of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs were considered too low to be the sole(More)
A representative population sample comprising 1,462 women was studied in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1968-69, and a third follow-up study was carried out in 1980-81. The participation rates in the baseline study and during the follow-up studies were high. In 1980-81 women in two new age strata, aged 26 and 38, were added. Women who had moved to or from Gothenburg(More)
Infection with Bartonella, an emerging bacterial pathogen which often affects immunodeficient patients, has been reported in Sweden over the past few years, with a high seroprevalence of B. elizabethae. A high prevalence of antibodies against B. elizabethae has also been found in urban intravenous drug users in the USA. Using immunofluorescence, we(More)
An interview concerning previous history of renal stone disease was included when a population study of 1 462 women aged 38--60 years was carried out in 1968-69. About 5% reported a history of renal stone disease. When the women were re-examined six years later, an annual incidence of 3.7 per 1 000 was found. Women with history of new attacks of renal stone(More)
During the 30-year period 1961-1990, a total of 22 deaths with criminal multilation/dismemberment of the human body were registered in Sweden. The multilations occurred in time clusters, mostly during the summer and winter periods, and increased during the three decades, with incidence rates of 0.05, 0.1, and 0.125 per million inhabitants and year,(More)